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John David DONOVAN

Regimental number3797
Place of birthRiverton, South Australia
SchoolRiverton Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressFourth Street, Port Pirie West, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Gladys Evellyn Donovan, Fourth Street, Port Pirie West, South Australia
Enlistment date28 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 June 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be James David Donovan on NR
Place of death or woundingNear Suelly-le-Sec, France
Age at death27
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
110
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Mary Anne DONOVAN, husband of Mrs G.E. DONOVAN, Fairfax Terrace, Hilton, South Australia. Native of Riverton, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law served.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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